Pen Profiles: Wahl engine turning patterns, Bantams, Personal Point nibs, Equi-Poised

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11030: Wahl lever-filler: early production black hard rubber ringtop, 9.65 cm long, full gold filled overlay, made shortly after Wahl's takeover of Boston Safety, this pen bears no Wahl markings on cap or barrel, just "18 1/8" and the patent date of July 5, 1904, while the side of the lever is imprinted with the patent date for the spring pressure bar used for a short time under licence from Sheaffer; "Check" pattern chasing is also more Boston than Wahl-Eversharp in appearance. "WAHL/TEMPOINT/PEN"-imprinted #2 nib has nice flex, tipping present but scant, a bit draggy.

DATE: c. 1919 • CONDITION: VG • NIB: medium fine flex • $160 ORDER

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9587: Wahl lever-filler: black hard rubber ringtop with solid 14K green gold cap and barrel, hand engraved with vines and flowers; 11.3 cm long, early production with Boston 1904 patent date at cap top, smooth and responsive Wahl #2 nib gives considerable line width variation. Condition is as new, noting engraved monogram on indicia and tiny test marks to the metal at the top and bottom edges of the cap.

DATE: c. 1920 • CONDITION: near mint* • NIB: medium fine flex • $800 ORDER

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10607: Wahl-Eversharp lever-filler set in box: large "all metal barrel" pen, 12.4 cm long, gold filled "Grecian Border" pattern, big #5 nib, early raised lever, matching pencil uses 1.1 mm lead, shows more signs of use; both bear interesting 1922 presentation inscription. "All metal" pens are common in smaller sizes, but are seldom seen with nibs larger than #4.

DATE: c. 1922 • CONDITION: exc/VG-fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $465 ORDER

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11263: Wahl lever-filler: gold filled #2-size "all metal barrel" lever-filler ringtop, 9.6 cm long, "Ripple" pattern; chasing nice and crisp, nib requires some pressure to open up.

DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: fine flex • $160 ORDER

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11137: Wahl Signature: black chased hard rubber lever-filler, 13.9 cm long, gold filled trim, roller clip, "Dart" pattern chasing crisp and glossy.

DATE: c. 1924 • CONDITION: exc-near mint • NIB: medium firm • $325 ORDER

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10776: Wahl-Eversharp Olympian: oversize line chased red hard rubber lever-filler, 14 cm long, nickel plated trim, Wahl-made warranted nib has a semistub point, writes a nicely shaded line; typical age pitting to plating, chasing and imprints all strong, a large and desirable Wahl sub-brand model.

DATE: c. 1926 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $325 ORDER

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10654: Wahl-Eversharp lever-filler set: gold filled over sterling silver ringtop, 9.5 cm long, in scarce and desirable two-tone "Niagara" pattern, with matching 1.1 mm pencil -- very hard to find in top condition. #2 Wahl nib is smooth with considerable flex.

DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: fine flex • $450 ORDER

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11012: Wahl lever-filler: gold filled "all metal barrel" #2-size ringtop, 9.5 cm long, "Dart" pattern; condition excellent but for tool marks to front edge of section overlay (see detail).

DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: extra-fine firm • $150 ORDER

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11128: Wahl Signature in box: chased red hard rubber lever-filler, "Grecian Border" pattern, 13.1 cm long, gold filled trim, roller clip, Signature #2 nib, original price band on cap, in box with instructions.

DATE: c. 1927 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: medium fine semiflex • $650 ORDER

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11358: Wahl-Eversharp Gold Seal: oversize black "Deco Band" lever-filler, 13.6 cm long, gold filled trim, earlier production with "WAHL"-marked roller clip, rare and desirable factory stub Gold Seal nib with Personal Point screw-in system, correct "ST"-marked feed. Plating is excellent, but some marks to celluloid, most notably a "W" scratched into the barrel end and posting wear to the barrel. Hairline to underside of section mouth has been sleeved, looks like a light scratch. A handsome and elegant pen, with an outstanding nib.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: broad italic semiflex • $800 ORDER

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10255: Wahl-Eversharp Gold Seal: full-size "Coral" lever-filler, 13.4 cm long, gold filled trim, roller clip, Gold Seal on cap, Personal Point screw-in nib unit, Gold Seal Signature nib offers moderate flex.

DATE: c. 1929 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine semiflex • $650 ORDER

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9470: Wahl-Eversharp Equi-Poised: solid orange celluloid lever-filler, 13.2 cm long, gold filled trim, Gold Seal, roller clip, 18K Gold Seal Signature nib. This color -- "Danish red" -- was made only for export to Denmark and is rarely seen, with most surviving pens in deplorable condition. Cap is very clean, easily excellent to near mint, barrel shows wear at the end (apparently from polishing), crack in barrel threads has been skilfully repaired (raking light photo greatly exaggerates the repair's visibility).

DATE: c. 1931 • CONDITION: fine* • NIB: medium stub flex • $1500 ORDER

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10196: Eversharp Doric: oversize black first-generation lever-filler, 14.7 cm long, gold filled trim, Gold Seal, roller clip, massive Gold Seal manifold nib with semistub tip, screw-in Personal Point nib assembly, feed marked "B" for broad; black is one of the less common Doric colors.

DATE: c. 1931 • CONDITION: fine • NIB: medium firm • $1200 ORDER

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10942: Wahl-Eversharp Equi-Poised combination set: rare multipurpose ensemble, green and gold lever-filler, 14.5 cm long as pocket pen, gold filled trim, roller clip, Gold Seal; converts to pen-pencil combination, or pen may be used as a desk pen, with included taper; Gold Seal Personal Point Manifold nib is firm and wet.

DATE: c. 1931 • CONDITION: exc • NIB: medium rigid • $895 ORDER

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10898: Wahl-Eversharp Equi-Poised: "purse pen" lever-filler with clasp clip, 11.5 cm long, in rare and desirable "Flamingo" celluloid, as new, with rectangular nib grade sticker intact and round price sticker partially present.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: mint • NIB: fine flex • $560 ORDER

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10148: Wahl-Eversharp Gold Seal set: oversize "Deco Band" black and pearl lever-filler, 13.35 cm long, gold filled trim, with matching 1.1 mm pencil and rare Remington-made matching pocketknife. Knife blades snap open and closed properly, end of one of the scales has been restored (see detail). Pencil has one age hairline on back behind clip, pen has small stress cracks at end of lever slot, in both cases there is a metal lining underneath. Interior of barrel mouth has also been sleeved in brass, as partial replacement of original corroded aluminum sleeve. Condition of pen and pencil is in other respects excellent, with no brassing to trim and strong imprints. Screw-in Personal Point" section, large nib is unusual, with "EVERSHARP/FLEXIBLE/MADE IN U.S.A." imprint -- also very flexible, with wide line width variation.

DATE: c. 1932 • CONDITION: VG* • NIB: fine flex • $895 ORDER

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9705: Eversharp Bantam set: red pearl miniature bulb-filler, 9.7 cm long, gold plated trim, plated #0 nib, matching 1.1 mm pencil; very lightly used, pen retains its original crimped-on rubber bulb -- very uncommon. Pen not usable as is, since the bulb is partially hardened.

DATE: c. 1933 • CONDITION: near mint • NIB: extra-fine • $160 ORDER

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9993: Eversharp Gold Bond Doric: large green pearl marbled plunger-filler, 13.75 cm long, gold filled trim, made by Wahl-Eversharp for Montgomery Wards; much less common than standard Dorics, with full Gold Bond imprints and distinctive trim band. Name on barrel, nib is slightly toothy but a good writer, all seals replaced. These "house brand" versions of classic big-name pens have become increasingly sought-after in recent years.

DATE: c. 1935 • CONDITION: VG-fine • NIB: fine semiflex • $525 ORDER

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9836: Eversharp Doric desk pen: rare and uncatalogued solid burgundy lever-filler with black taper, 21.6 cm long, gold filled trim, Gold Seal inlaid on barrel; "Skyline" style nib, correct on later production Dorics.

DATE: c. 1940 • CONDITION: fine-exc • NIB: fine • $225 ORDER

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